Full-time Job: the work is the everyday life of a cat catcher

Stella Kuburova has turned her passion for velvet paws to the profession – as a cat catcher. Every day she is in her Bulgarian hometown of Plovdiv on the road,

Full-time Job: the work is the everyday life of a cat catcher

Stella Kuburova has turned her passion for velvet paws to the profession – as a cat catcher. Every day she is in her Bulgarian hometown of Plovdiv on the road, the owner of the lots, to help are often sick and weak cats. For the people of the European capital of culture 2019 is the face of a joint project of the world animal protection society and stray aid of Bulgaria. The goal: to improve the Situation of according to the official estimate of 10,000 stray cats in Plovdiv. For many of them it is bad: you suffer from malnutrition and diseases, or are victims of road traffic.

castration is animal welfare

In the centre of the project, the castration of cats is. the is missing Because of this, cats can throw up twice a year, four to six Young. This means that a cat can testify to some of his offspring in a few years, thousands of descendants. Area-wide spay and neuter provide, however, for a smaller, but much healthier cat population. Also, for the individual animals, the measure has advantages. Treated animals are less aggressive, making it less prone to disputes and violations. In addition, your movement radius is small, which is why they are rare in the road to damage.

animal protection begins with the people of

To operate the animal rights activists as many of the cats in their castration clinic, areitet Stella Kuburova with a lot of patience and dedication in the streets of Plovdiv. The stray cats are often timid and very shy, ask her a lot of stamina, if you tried for hours, sometimes days, to win your trust. But also the people of the crosses the city, interested in its work, it must have in view. Because education, work, through discussions with the population, are their main tasks. Kuburova explains the background of their work, distributed flyers and other information material, and also has otherwise always an open ear for the people, thus the work of the animal conservationists better.

her love for animals has developed in Kuburova early on: "My parents taught me from a young age to respect animals. The 'cat person' I was six years ago, when I was out with my son and we had been exposed to on the street a helpless, completely waterlogged cat young discovered, apparently. My son said: 'We leave the Baby here to die, are you?' To this day, I care about cats and want to contribute with my work to such sad sights to stop on our roads.“

cat catch as a full-time job

The day of Stella Kuburova begins at 8 a.m. in the clinic. There, they reviewed the previous day's trapped cats which were subsequently neutered and medically cared for. However, before you bring the animals back to their old areas after the Visit, once for four hours on a "cat hunt". The animal welfare activist and works its way systematically from the core of the city of Plovdiv in the outer districts, because by doing so, the probability that UN-neutered cats to meet each other and for the new baby drops one after the other.

in The afternoon, the animals treated from the day before back in their old areas. This is important because such turf wars can be prevented. Also, there is no danger that the cats come on the way back in their ancestral area in the dangerous road of Plovdiv to damage.

Animal welfare

Through the collaboration of strays help Bulgaria and world animal protection society, more than 5,000 cats are achievements already in Plovdiv has been neutered. The increased cat health, which goes hand in hand with the use of animal protectors, you can watch Stella Kuburova again and again. "I'll come back months later in an area where we have spayed and neutered many cats, and see that the animals look much fitter than before, this is a great confirmation of our work," said the cat catcher.

This article was written by Christopher May

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Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 05:26

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